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AGORA - Education Inequality Application

Educational Inequality– the unequal distribution of resources, including school funding, qualified and experienced teachers, books, and technologies within and between communities.

Teachers are trained to be experts in different things. By being able to search and connect with expert teachers all over the country, teachers are able to help their students in each of their different situations.

user archetypes

struggling student

These students have problems learning in the traditional school environment. Whether it be ADHD, a different learning style, or another disability, they struggle to learn like the rest of their peers.

determined teacher

Teachers are teachers because they love helping students. They are seeking ways to help their students learn at the same levels of each other. Getting certified in different things is expensive, and their school districts don’t always help with compensation.

knowledge level chart

This graph shows the relative knowledge levels of each user group, and how much we hope to improve the relationship between them with Agora.

application flow

There are two sides to this application: The teacher side and the student side. You'll see that the student side is much leaner, and that is because students are not able to search and connect with random teachers they don't know. Only teachers are able to connect students with expert teachers (for safety reasons).

invite a student

After finding a great expert that's willing to help, the teacher then invites the student to the app via email (if they aren't already using the application, of course).

email invitation

A simple email template allows the student to see who invited them, along with a short message. There's also a direct link to the App Store and Google play for easy downloading.

student dashboard

Since students cannot start a message with an expert they don't know, their teacher adds an event and sets up a time for the first initial chat. This could also be a video chat if need be.

Brand Identity

Color in the learning environment is extremely important. Younger students prefer warmer tones and older students prefer cooler tones, while both prefer subtleness and variety.

Sylvia O’Brien, Psychology of Colour in the Education Environment

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